Must See: Australia’s Giant Steer

By Tiffany Meier

One steer towers over the rest of a herd and is making headlines after owner declared him—unofficially—as Australia’s biggest steer.

Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, and weighing 3,000 pounds, “Knickers” is an Holstein-Freisian Steer.

These type of steer are a dairy breed of cattle.

Mature cows weigh about 1,500 pounds and stand just shy of 5 feet, according to The Cattle Site. Bulls usually stand at nearly 6 feet and weigh over 2,200 pounds.

Knickers is quite heavier and taller than that.

He’s almost as tall as NBA legend Michael Jordan and weighs more than a mini Cooper.

Geoff Pearson, the owner, said the sheer size of Knickers saved him from the slaughterhouse.

“He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain,” Pearson told Australia’s ABC News.

Knickers measures up well against the world’s largest steer, a Chianina ox named Bellino from Rome, who stands at six feet seven inches.

Knickers with the rest of the herd. (via CNN video)

The 7-year-old Knickers now lives out the rest of his life coaching the herd on the farm in Myalup, a town about an hour-and-a-half south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.